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Moldova

[ mawl-doh-vuh ]
/ mɔlˈdoʊ və /
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noun
a republic in southeastern Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Romanian territory of Bessarabia. 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Capital: Kishinev.Formerly Mol·da·vi·an So·vi·et So·cial·ist Re·pub·lic, Mol·da·vi·a .
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OTHER WORDS FROM Moldova

Mol·do·van, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Moldova

Moldova
/ (mɒlˈdəʊvə) /

noun
a republic in SE Europe: comprising the E part of the former principality of Moldavia, the E part of which (Bessarabia) was ceded to the Soviet Union in 1940 and formed the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic until it gained independence in 1991; an agricultural region with many vineyards. Official language: Romanian. Religion: nonreligious and Christian. Currency: leu. Capital: Chişinǎu (Kishinev). Pop: 3 619 925 (2013 est). Area: 33 670 sq km (13 000 sq miles)Also called: Moldavia (mɒlˈdeɪvɪə)
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Cultural definitions for Moldova

Moldova
[ (mol-doh-vuh) ]

Republic in eastern Europe, bordered by Ukraine to the north and east, the Black Sea to the south, and Romania to the west. Its capital and largest city is Kishinev.

notes for Moldova

This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.

notes for Moldova

The Soviet Union took Moldova from Romania in 1940; most of its people speak Romanian.
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